Date

September 8-10, 2017

Location

Best Western Expo Hotel (Sofia, Bulgaria)

Remaining

67 Passes

Speakers

9 Amazing Speakers

About the Event / what's going on there come and learn

Business in the City: Explore | Share | Grow is 3-day business conference like no other. The idea behind is to present the main aspects of doing business in the modern city – starting from exploring the opportunities through sharing ideas and resources in order to achieve sustainable growth.

The conference is thematic event organized for third consecutive year by JCI Bulgaria. In 2015 it was in Varna under the name Business on the Beach, and in 2016 Business on the Hills was held in Plovdiv.

Approximately 200 managers and entrepreneurs from Bulgaria and abroad will come to explore and share with the one common aim – to grow their businesses.

During Business in the City: Explore | Share | Grow one can take part in trainings and workshops, networking, Gala dinner with our speakers and international guests. The organizers are preparing a program full of valuable opportunities to learn, exchange know-how and develop all participants business network and knowledge.

The conference Business in the City: Explore | Share | Grow is the highlight of JCI Bulgaria’s calendar and this year it will take place between 8th and 10th of September in Sofia – one of the best cities to make business in Bulgaria and Eastern Europe.

N.B. The conference will be held in ENGLISH.

SEMINARS

Amazing speakers from Bulgaria and abroad will share stories and best practices for the various aspects of successfully doing business in the modern city that have made their and other people’s business great today.

WORKSHOPS

Participants will have the opportunity to participate in unique workshops through which to explore and discover what are the most appropriate tools and techniques to make their business successful and sustainable.

EXPO

For those who want to showcase their businesses to all participants they have the opportunity to do it during the EXPO. During the three days of the conference they will be able to showcase the best of their products and services.

NETWORKING COCKTAIL

Part of the event is a special networking cocktail during which participants will be able to exchange contacts, know-how, ideas, etc. The networking events are a trade mark of JCI Bulgaria, therefore expect something good.

TOYP AWARDS

TOYP Bulgaria or The Outstanding Young Persons of Bulgaria is one of the most emblematic programs of JCI Bulgaria. This year is its third edition and the fancy award ceremony will be held during the conference.

GALA DINNER

Gala dinner is cherry on the event. It is not just dinner, but an event in the event. It is filled with songs, dances, positive emotions and even opportunities to discuss business in an elegant setting. Prepare your official clothes.

SPECIAL PROGRAM

The name “Special Program” has its meaning. For now it remains a secret to light your curiosity. We guarantee that you will not be disappointed by what we are preparing. Join us at the conference to find out what it is.

ESCAPE ROOM

Have you ever been in an Escape Room? Probably you have. And what about during a business conference? During the conference you will have the opportunity to experience a specially created for the event Escape Room.

Topics / why explore... share... and grow

EXPLORE

The emergence of the modern city was shaped by industry, innovations in transportation, and mass migrations of people. More than half of the world’s population now lives in cities. EXPLORE how the trend toward urban living in cities can bring enhanced employment opportunities, free exchanges of ideas, culture, enterprise and wealth.

SHARE

SHARE stays behind the concept of Sharing Economy that is one of the main trends in the recent years and is shaping the way of doing business by using the resources in the best possible way. In other words, Sharing Economy is a socio-economic ecosystem built around the sharing of human, physical and intellectual resources.

GROW

Traffic flow, clean water and air, effective emergency and health services, outstanding education… these are the drivers that allow cities to attract more citizens, businesses and tourists and continue to thrive. But it is important to know how to take the best of the opportunities that the modern city gives in order to GROW your business.

Speakers / who will share knowledge and experience with you

Ismail Haznedar (Turkey)

Managing Director of Stratejik Isler, Strategist and a Certified Management Consultant, 2015 JCI President

Kevin Hin (Monaco)

Deputy Sales Director at APM Monaco, 2016 JCI Vice President for Europe, Blogger at french-riviera-blog.com

Alan Hutchison (Switzerland)

Co-founder and CEO of ProsFit Technologies, Founder of ClusterBridge, Board Member of Europe Unlimited, Oxford Graduate

Ionut Tata (Romania)

President, Senior Consultant, Head of R&D at Iceberg, Co-founder of Thinkstitute, Quib, Hub, Arkhive, 2014 JCI Vice President

Boris Hristov (Bulgaria)

Founder of Presentation Design & Training Agency 356labs, Top Rated International Speaker, Trainer and Author

Kristina Krancheva (Bulgaria)

Founder and MD of CM Consulting, Speaker, consultant & trainer in corporate etiquette and international protocol

Steve Keil (Australia)

Founder & CEO of MammothDB, Co-founder & CEO of Xentio, International Speaker, Modern Business Practices Proclaimer

Marina Stefanova (Bulgaria)

Sustainable Development Director of UNGC Network Bulgaria, Founder of CSR AdviceBox, Founder of Kauzi Foundation

Christof de Mil (Belgium)

Member of the Bulgaria Team of KBC Group, Country CFO, Member of the Management Board of CIBANK & UBB, CFO of CIBANK & UBB

Testimonials / some opinions from the previous events

”I've been to many events. The more you go, it repeats... There is nothing new. Well, I got to tell you in Bulgaria there is something new. I started believing again... You see that JCI Bulgaria after 4 years actually is the organization we want JCI to be, which is empowering young people to create positive change in the world. So, if you are not really into the conferences, come here for the people. If you have something to pass on to he new JCI members, you should do it here in Bulgaria, because there is a lot of new young JCI members, who are creating positive change in Bulgaria. So, come for the people. I love the people. I am inspired. ”

Ivar Veskioja (Estonia), Participant (2015, Varna)

”It was great to be at this event in Varna. The motivation, the energy and not at least the international program, trainers, participants. Thank you!”

Maria Merrild Thuesen (Denmark), Speaker (2015, Varna)

”It was one of the best conferences I have attended... You did a great job.... I really love you, guys! Anyone around the world should come and meet this team.”

Gozde Berber Özbalaban (Turkey), Speaker (2015, Varna)

”It was an absolutely fantastic conference. We did Business on the Beach this year in Varna, and next year we will do Business on the Hills in Plovdiv. I am looking forward. Thank you!”

Filipe Carera (Portugal), Speaker (2015, Varna)

FAQ / find your answers

The 2017 JCI Bulgaria National Conference: Business in the City will take place September 8-10 in Sofia, the second oldest capital in Europe.

Please scroll down to the section “Event Passes”, where you can find the three different passes for participants that we have prepared for you: White Pass, Green Pass and Red Pass, as well as, the exhibitors pass - EXPO Pass.

Yes, it is possible. We have prepared a special pass for people who are interested only in attending the seminars. Please scroll down to the section “Event Passes” and choose the Red Pass.

All sessions will be held in English. Hoewever, there will be participants from Bulgaria and other countries, therefore during the breaks, networkings, etc. one may speak other languages, as well.

Yes, it is. During the whole conference there will be an EXPO, which is a trade show, where one company can have a stand to present its product(s) and/or service(s). See EXPO Pass in "Event Passes" section for more information.

Sponsorship opportunities are limited, so act today. Sponsorships are processed in February through August. To become a sponsor and for more information, please write to natcon2017@jci.bg.

Please write to natcon2017@jci.bg for assistance.    

Event passes / perfect price for event

White Pass

219

(Regular Ticket till 06.09.2017)

  • All Seminars
  • All Workshops
  • Special Program
  • EXPO entrance
  • TOYP Award Ceremony
  • Escape Room
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Accommodation*
  • Dinner on Friday
  • Gala Dinner on Saturday
  • Networking Cocktail on Friday
  • Lunch on Saturday
  • Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday
  • Airport Transportation on arrival


*In double room. For individual room the price is 259 €.

GREEN PASS

139

(Regular Ticket till 06.09.2017)

  • All Seminars
  • All Workshops
  • Special Program
  • EXPO entrance
  • TOYP Award Ceremony
  • Escape Room
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Gala Dinner on Saturday
  • Networking Cocktail on Friday
  • Lunch on Saturday

Red Pass

79

(Regular Ticket till 06.09.2017)

  • All Seminars
  • All Workshops
  • Special Program
  • EXPO entrance
  • Escape Room
  • Coffee Breaks

EXPO Pass

279

 (Regular Ticket till 06.09.2017)

For participation at the EXPO (trade show during the conference).

  • 2m x 2m space for 3 days
  • 1 Table
  • Infodesk
  • 2 Chairs
  • Electricity
  • WiFi

Schedule / what to expect

Special Guests

EXPO Opening

For those who want to showcase their businesses to all participants they have the opportunity to do it during the EXPO. During the three days of the conference they
Kevin Hin

Building a Strong Brand – Fundamentals and Challenges

In starting a new business or seeking to increase growth at your current business by expanding into international markets, establishing and building a brand identity becomes essential. Brand, despite being

TOYP Bulgaria Award Ceremony

The Outstanding Young Persons - TOYP is a program that seeks to highlight and give recognition to these achievements of young people and to contribute to giving good examples

Networking Cocktail

Networking is important part of such events. To make it even better there will be special Networking Cocktail during which you will be able to exchange contacts, know-how, ideas,
The Business Institute

Business Simulation (Part 1)

Participants will have the opportunity to participate in unique business simulation by The Business Institute through which to explore and discover what are the most appropriate tools and techniques
The Business Institute

Business Simulation (Part 2)

Participants will have the opportunity to participate in unique business simulation by The Business Institute through which to explore and discover what are the most appropriate tools and techniques
Boris Hristov

Learn. Adapt. Execute.

I failed a lot when starting 356labs and I failed in big ways. In this session, I will share with you 3 (or maybe more) really personal stories about
Ionut Tata

Digital Transformation and New Business Model

How can we breach the gap between our inefficient institution communities and our brilliant innovators?

The solution comes from the implementation of our ideas and digital transformation in

Special Program

The name “Special Program” has its meaning. For now it remains a secret to light your curiosity. We guarantee that you will not be disappointed by what we are

Gala Dinner

The Gala dinner is the cherry on the top. It is not just dinner, but an event in the event. It is filled with songs, dances, positive emotions and
Marina Stefanova

CSR in the City

The business in the city has its own specific look. The dynamics of urban people, access to resources, the realization of goods and services - they shape the different
Christof de Mil

Innovation in Banking

For many of us, banks and banking are associated with debts and earnings. The second is definitely the more enjoyable part of our relationship with banks. But in fact,
Ismail Haznedar

The New Perspective of Investing and Mentoring

Finding investors nowadays is one of the main activities for every business willing to grow. There are plenty of opportunities, but how much we know about them? In addition,
Alan Hutchison

Driving Positive Change – Making it Happen

In this session, Alan Hutchison will present ProsFit’s solution and discuss how the company is disrupting a traditional and conservative industry. He will describe some of the challenges –

* The program is up to changes.

Sponsors / they believe in us

BRONZE SPONSORS

SPECIAL SPONSORS

Partners / they support us

MEDIA PARTNERS

COMMUNICATION PARTNERS

CONTENT PARTNERS

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Special thanks to Eli Vasileva Photography for the captured moments and spirit of the conference. 🙂

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Why to come to the event?

Why to come to Business in the City: Explore | Share | Grow? Since 2015 JCI Bulgaria is organizing its National Convention together with international business conference with the main aim to bring together young entrepreneurs, managers and professionals from Bulgaria and

Business in the City is coming in Sofia in September!

  This September in Sofia 200 entrepreneurs and managers from Bulgaria and abroad will come to explore opportunities, share ideas and grow their business together during Business in the City: Explore I Share I Grow. Seminars, workshops, networking, business simulations and games… and